September Sun, 1988
TOSS-UP IN NEW JERSEY: BUSH BY 3
Going into tonight’s first presidential debate, New Jersey’s attractive prize of 16 electoral votes is clearly up for grabs. The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll finds George Bush and Michael Dukakis running neck and neck in the Garden State, with Bush holding a statistically insignificant lead of 47 to 44 percent–well within the poll’s margin of error.
July Sun, 1988
NEW JERSEY DRIVERS: DRINKING DOWN; AGGRESSIVENESS UP PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR RAISING THE SPEED LIMIT
There’s mixed news for New Jersey motorists this holiday weekend. While there has been a decrease in the number of drivers who report mixing gasoline with alcohol while on the road, the latest Scar-Ledger/Eagleton Poll also finds more people now characterizing Garden State motorists as rude or aggressive than six years ago.
June Sun, 1988
MONEY IN POLITICS: LOBBYISTS, LEGISLATORS, AND CAMPAIGN FINANCING
An overwhelming majority of 8-in-10 New Jerseyans agree that lobbyists in New Jersey should be required to publicly disclose all money they spend on state legislators. According to a recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, the public supports such full disclosure regardless of whether or not lobbyists are directly trying to influence a legislator’s action on any measure before the legislature.
June Mon, 1988
DAWKINS NAME RECOGNITION UP; LAUTENBERG RETAINS CLEAR LEAD BUT GAP NARROWED
After spending a million dollars on radio and television ads, Republican senatorial challenger Pete Dawkins has boosted his name recognition and narrowed the gap between himself and Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg.